Christopsomo – The Bread of Christ

Christopsomo – The Bread of Christ

Christopsomo according to tradition is the bread that women in Greece make in honor of Christ with special care and patience, on Christmas Eve. It is the blessed bread of the Christmas table, and it will represent the life of the master of the house and his family....
Kourabiedes (History)

Kourabiedes (History)

The Kourabiedes cookies are almond cookies popular in Greece, Cyprus, and Greek communities in Anatolia, as well as across the Greek diaspora and have in their DNA the European origin of the shortbread type cookies. This cookie based on flour and sheep butter must...
Bacalhau

Bacalhau

Bacalhau is the Portuguese word for cod and—in a culinary context—dried and salted cod. Fresh (unsalted) cod is referred to as bacalhau fresco (fresh cod). Dried and salted cod, sometimes referred to as salt cod or saltfish, is cod which has been preserved by drying...
Kokoretsi – Plekti, History

Kokoretsi – Plekti, History

Kokoretsi was known to ancients Greeks, the “garduba” and the “plekti” (knitted), has reference to the Homeric epics. The method of preparation was not much different. To make kokoretsi, they used to marinate the intestines in vinegar, water...
History of Eggplant-Melintzana

History of Eggplant-Melintzana

The plant species is believed to have originated in India, where it continues to grow wild. It has been cultivated in southern and eastern Asia since prehistory. The numerous Arabic and North African names for it, along with the lack of the ancient Greek and Roman...
Gyros or Yeeros? Both delicious!!

Gyros or Yeeros? Both delicious!!

(Greek: γύρος, literally ‘turn’) it stands for a Greek dish of meat roasted on a vertical spit and usually served in a pita bread with tomato, onion, and tzatziki sauce. Though grilling meat stacked on a skewer has ancient roots in the Eastern...

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